Massachusetts Charter Boat fishing is offered by Ocean State Outfitters.  Fishing Massachusetts including Cape Cod, can be a great inexpensive way to spend time with family and friends.  Please feel free to give us a call to reserve a day of fishing or a night of squid fishing in Massachusetts or Rhode Island!

Ocean State Outfitters strictly adheres to all state regulations concerning size limits and possession limits!

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Recreational Finfish Regulations as of March 25, 2010
 
Species Season
Size Limit Possession Limit
  American Eel (1)
All Year 6 in 50 fish
  Black Sea Bass (2)
May 22 – Sept 12 12.5 in 20 fish
  Blue Marlin (6)
All Year 86 in 1 fish
  Bluefish
All Year No Limit 10 fish
 Cod (North of Cape Cod)  
 Spring Cod Conservation Zone
 Winter Cod Conservation Zone
 All Other Areas
 All Other Areas
     
May 01 – Jun 30   Closed
Dec 01 – Jan 31   Closed
Apr 01 – Oct 31 24 in 10 fish
Nov 01 – Mar 31 24 in 2 fish / person
(75 lb / boat)
  Cod (South & East of Cape Cod)
All Year 22 in 10 fish
  Dab (Plaice)
All Year 14 in No Limit
  Spiny Dogfish
All Year No Limit No Limit
  Fluke
May 22 – Sept 6 18.5 in 5 fish
  Gray Sole (Witch)
All Year 14 in No Limit
  Haddock (7)
All Year 18 in No Limit
  Halibut
All Year 36 in 1 fish
  Monkfish
All Year 17 in No Limit
  Pollock
All Year No Limit No Limit
  Redfish
All Year 9 in No Limit
  River Herring (5)
Harvest, possession, sale and use
are prohibited
  Sailfish (6)
All Year 57 in 1 fish
  Scup (3)
May 24 – Sep 26 10.5 in 10 fish
  Shad
All Year No Limit 6 fish
  Sharks (excludes spiny dogfish)
refer to shark section
  Smelt
Jun 16 – Mar 14 No Limit 50 fish
  Spiny Dogfish
All Year No Limit No Limit
  Striped Bass (4)
All Year 28 in 2 fish
  Tautog
All Year 16 in 3 fish
  Tunas
Federal rules apply. Consult NOAA Fisheries
  Weakfish
All Year 16 in 1 fish
  White Marlin (6)
All Year 62 in 1 fish
  White Perch
All Year 8 in 25 fish
  Windowpane
All Year 12 in No Limit
  Winter Flounder
  North of Cape Cod
Nov 1 – Aug 31 12 in 8 fish
  Winter Flounder
  South & East of Cape Cod
4th Apr Sat + 30 days 12 in 2 fish
4th Sep Sat + 30 days 12 in 2 fish
  Yellowtail Flounder
All Year 13 in No Limit
Notes:
1) Subject to regulation by the Division and local community. Consult local regulations
2) Black sea bass are measured from the tip of the snout or jaw (mouth closed) to the farthest extremity of the tail, not including the tail filament
3) Maximum 50 scup per private vessel. Party/charter vessel patrons: 11″ size limit, 40 fish May 15 – Jun 18, 10 fish Jun 19 – Sep 17.
4) Striped bass must be kept whole, with head, tail and body intact – no mutilation permitted (other than evisceration). The discard of dead, legal size striped bass is prohibited. To prohibit the practice of high-grading, recreational fishermen may not retain legal-sized striped bass and release said fish in favor of another larger legal-sized striped bass captured subsequently. It shall be unlawful to keep striped bass alive in the water by attaching a line or chain to the fish or placing the fish in a live well or holding car. Striped bass are measured from the tip of the snout or jaw (mouth closed) to the farthest extremity of the tail. Note: Permitted party/charter vessel operators may fillet striped bass for their customers.  See 322 CMR 6.07 (4)(g) for details.
5) It is unlawful for any person to harvest, possess or sell river herring in the Commonwealth or in the waters under the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth. These measures will expire on January 1, 2012.
6) Billfish are measured from the tip of the lower jaw to the tail fork
7) Federal rules apply beyond state waters. consult NOAA Fisheries.

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